• S. H. Steinberg
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State in the eastern Himalaya, between 26° 45’ and 28° N. lat., and between 89° and 92° E. long., bordered on the north and east by Tibet and India, on the west by Sikkim and on the south by India. Extreme length from east to west 190 miles; extreme breadth 90 miles. Area about 18,000 sq. miles; population estimated at 700,000. The summer capital is at Tashi-Cho-Dzong, in the Thimphu valley, and the winter capital is at Punakha.

Books of Reference

  1. A Collection of Trealies and Engagements, relating to India and neighbouring Countries. By C. U. Aitchison. Vol. XIV.Google Scholar
  2. Calcutta Ronaldshay, the Earl of, Lands of the Thunderbolt. London 1923Google Scholar
  3. White, J. O., Sikkim and Bhután. London, 1909Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
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  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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